Distressing Shipwrecks - The Unice p.26

Here the author refers to the Unice, one of the ships that was destroyed during the storm. We read that the ship had been in excellent condition before setting sail, 'nearly a thousand pounds having been laid out upon her, a few months before, in America.'

After this, the author reprints a letter that first appeared in the Brighton Herald, written by a man who has lost property when the Unice was destroyed.

About A Correct Narrative

This booklet is an eye-witness account of a shipwreck that occurred in Seaford in 1809. A number of ships were destroyed during a terrible storm, and the author describes the events in detail, illustrating weather conditions, the reactions of those on board, the number of people who perished, and the property that was lost. The book was published in 1810.


Taken from: A Correct Narrative of the Distressing Shipwrecks
Publisher: J. Baxter
Date: 1810
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
Shelfmark: 1508/210